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Rudd sworn in as new Australian PM

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 June 2013 Last updated at 23:40 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Kevin Rudd was sworn in, promising to do his ”absolute best” Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as prime minister of Australia, a day after he ousted Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party. Mr Rudd took [...]

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Family die in Spain ‘murder-suicide’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 June 2013 Last updated at 19:42 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Police sealed off the scene in Mijas in the Costa del Sol A family has been found dead following a suspected murder-suicide in Spain. The mother and daughter were found in the bedroom of an apartment in Mijas, [...]

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Energy and roads get share of £100bn

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

26 June 2013 Last updated at 20:54 ET Road improvements are expected to feature prominently in the government’s plans Energy and transport will be the focus as the government reveals later how £100bn will be spent on infrastructure projects across the UK. Nuclear and new sources of energy, and roads and railways, will be a [...]

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Theresa May to meet Doreen Lawrence

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 26, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

25 June 2013 Last updated at 22:53 ET Theresa May attended a memorial service to mark 20 years since Stephen’s death in April Home Secretary Theresa May is to meet the mother of Stephen Lawrence, amid claims police tried to “smear” the family in the wake of his 1993 murder. It is thought Mrs May [...]

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US commits to Afghan Taliban talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 26, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

25 June 2013 Last updated at 21:46 ET Smoke could be seen rising from the compound after the attack The US and Afghan presidents have “reaffirmed” their support for holding talks with the Taliban, despite an attack in central Kabul on Tuesday. Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai agreed in a video conference that a peace [...]

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Osborne to outline £11.5bn of cuts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 26, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

25 June 2013 Last updated at 20:53 ET The latest Spending Review straddles the date of the next general election Chancellor George Osborne is to set out where a further £11.5bn of government cuts will come from, when he lays out his Spending Review later. Most Whitehall departments face budget reductions of 8% to 10% [...]

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Brazil leader promises major reforms

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 25, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

24 June 2013 Last updated at 23:05 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. President Dilma Rousseff: ”Brazil is ready to advance” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed a referendum on political reforms in an effort to tackle protests that have swept the country. She also promised to boost spending on public [...]

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Afghan presidential palace attacked

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 25, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

24 June 2013 Last updated at 23:21 ET Smoke rose from the eastern side of the presidential palace after the attack Militants have attacked security forces near the presidential palace in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul. A BBC correspondent says the assailants are embroiled in clashes with President Hamid Karzai’s bodyguards, as well [...]

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Women offered NHS breast cancer drug

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 25, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

24 June 2013 Last updated at 21:56 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Angelina Jolie revealed last month that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy Thousands of women across Britain with a family history of breast cancer are to be offered drugs on the NHS to help prevent the disease. The [...]

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Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 23, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

23 June 2013 Last updated at 19:12 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford says Edward Snowden is staying in a transit hotel before attempting to continue his journey Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked [...]

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